Holter monitoring is the continuous recording of the heart’s rhythm, or an ambulatory electrocardiogram. Electrodes are attached to the chest; leads extend from those electrodes into a small recording device.
The goal of a Holter monitor is to monitor how the heart responds to normal, everyday activity; in this way, a doctor can get a snapshot of how a patient’s heart performs when he engages in various day-to-day activities. During typical activities like exercise, sex and sleep, a predictable pattern of electrical activity occurs within the heart.
A Holter monitor can record anomalies in such patterns, bringing potential heart problems to light – or ruling them out.
Your Health Care Provider can refer you for a Cardiac Holter Monitor if one is required